Primary Care Office
The Primary Care Office (PCO) improves access to primary healthcare for medically underserved areas and populations. The office is funded through an annual grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Through outreach and partnerships, the PCO works to identify and reduce barriers to primary healthcare.
Services and Activities
- Medical shortage designations
- Healthcare workforce programs
- Application assistance to federally qualified health center grants
- Consult on community planning resources for providers, county health departments and other groups
- Advocate for resources that promote access for medically underserved populations
The Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers is the state’s primary care association. It represents Washington’s federally qualified health centers and work with the PCO to increase access to medical, dental and mental health.
The Washington Healthcare Access Alliance (WHAA) works to strengthen the healthcare safety net in partnership with others. WHAA also functions as the state association for free clinics in Washington.
For more information contact:
Director, Primary Care Office